Wifi Connectors, adaptors, cables, lightning arrestors

Coaxial connectors and adaptors



WiMo offers a wide range of connectors and adaptors. here we only show a selection relevantto WLAN usw. A full list of coaxial connectors can be found here.

Reverse or not Reverse - what is what?

SMA, TNC, BNC, N and some other connectors are available as normal and "reverse" versions. This is relevant to the type of center conductor - where you would expect a female contact is a male and vice versa. Since the introduction of these reverse types the meaning of "jack" and "plug" have become quite confused...: We keep to the rule that something with an outer thread is a jack (usually found on a router), something with an inner thread is a plug.

  Outer conductor Center conductor
Normal plug Inner thread Male
Normal jack Outer thread Female
Reverse plug Inner thread Female
Reverse jack Outer thread Male




SMA jack, normal and reverse (ca. 200kb)

SMA plug, normal and reverse (ca. 200kb)

Size comparision of commonly used connectors

To aid you in selecting the right connector for your WiFi equipment, here are some size comparisions of connectoirs commonly used with WiFi equipment.

All connectors usally found at WiFi equipment
N, TNC, SMA, SMB, Proxim, MCX, MMCX, MC-Card, U.FL
Micro connectors enlarged
SMB, Proxim, MCX, MMCX, MC-Card, U.FL
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Do it yourself Crimp connectors

If you plan to attach the connectors yourself you will find here the sizes for cable cutoffs. Please note that these measures can vary slightly depending on manufacturer of cable and connector. Tools for crimping connectors are here.

Connectors and adaptors



Adaptors

Bild RP-SMA Winkel

Adaptor RP-SMA plug / RP-SMA jack
Ideal for cramped spaces and to avoid sharp bends in cables: RP-SMA jack to RP-SMA plug adaptor, 90° angled. Insertion loss approx. 0.2 dB @2.4GHz.

42910.REV 9.80 € Buy now
Bild SMA Winkel

Adaptor SMA plug / SMA jack
Ideal for cramped spaces and to avoid sharp bends in cables: SMA jack to SMA plug adaptor, 90° angled. Insertion loss approx. 0.2 dB @2.4GHz.

42910 5.60 € Buy now

Adaptor RP-TNC plug to RP-SMA jack
Very useful when you have an antenna with RP-SMA plug and a WiFi device with RP-TNC jack... just insert this adaptor and go. Insertion loss approx. 0.2 dB @2.4GHz.

42805 8.00 € Buy now
Bild RPTNC/RPSMA Adapter

Adaptor RP-SMA plug to RP-TNC jack
Very useful when you have an antenna with RP-TNC plug and a WiFi device with RP-SMA jack... just insert this adaptor and go. Insertion loss approx. 0.2 dB @2.4GHz.

42806 8.00 € Buy now
SSMB Stecker

SSMB Connector for many UMTS cards, aka "Nano-SMB" or "SMB nano". Crimp connector for RG-316, angled.

42940 2.49 € Buy now
42940.L long shaft 3.50 € Buy now

Adaptor RP-SMA plug to N jack (female)
To connect larger antenna cables with N connector to a device with RP-SMA jack. Available from June 2007 on.

42873.REV 9.10 € Buy now

Adaptor RP-SMA jack/N plug
42872.REV 8.60 € Buy now

Connectors

Series SMA

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
SMA plug, straight RG-58 crimp 42901 3.70 € Buy now
SMA plug, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42901.316 4.70 € Buy now
SMA plug, straight H-155 crimp 42901.155 4.00 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA plug, straight RG-58 crimp 42901.REV 4.00 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA plug, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42901.316REV 4.45 € Buy now
Reverse SMA plug, straight H-155 crimp 42901.155REV 5.10 € Buy now
Reverse SMA plug, angled H-155 crimp 42908.155REV 8.90 € Buy now
SMA plug, angled H-155 crimp 42908.155 8.90 € Buy now
Reverse thread SMA plug, straight H-155 crimp 42901.155LI 6.50 € Buy now
Reverse thread SMA plug, straight RG-316 crimp 42901.316LI 8.10 € Buy now
SMA cable jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42902 3.50 € Buy now
SMA cable jack, straight RG-316 crimp 42902.316 4.10 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA cable jack, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42902.316REV 5.60 € Buy now
SMA cable jack, straight H-155 crimp 42902.155 4.90 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA cable jack, straight H-155 crimp 42902.155REV 5.60 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA cable jack, straight Ecoflex-10 crimp 42095.REV 10.20 € Buy now
SMA panel mount jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42906 4.10 € Buy now
SMA panel mount jack, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42906.316 5.10 € Buy now
Reverse SMA panel mount jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42906.REV 4.50 € Buy now
Reverse SMA panel mount jack, straight RG-316 crimp 42906.316REV 5.60 € Buy now
SMA panel mount jack H-155 crimp 42906.155 5.10 € Buy now
Reverse SMA panel mount jack H-155 crimp 42906.155REV 5.60 € Buy now
Adaptor RP-SMA plug/SMA jack - - 42880 5.70 € Buy now
Adaptor SMA plug/RP-SMA jack - - 42881 5.70 € Buy now
Reverse-SMA Angle   - 42910.REV 9.80 € Buy now

Series N

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
N plug, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42203.316 4.00 € Buy now
N plug, straight RG-58 crimp 42203 3.90 € Buy now
N plug, straight H-155 crimp 42203.155 4.00 € Buy now
N plug, straight Ecoflex-10 (not for Excoflex-10 Heatex!) Solder 42080 5.60 € Buy now
N plug, straight Ecoflex-10 HEATEX Solder 42080.H 6.85 € Buy now
N plug, reverse, straight Ecoflex-10 (not for Ecoflex-10 Heatex!) Solder 42080.REV 7.80 € Buy now
N plug, straight Ecoflex-10 (not for Ecoflex-10 Heatex!) Solderless! 42080.ELF 5.90 € Buy now
N plug, straight Ecoflex-15 non solder 42080.15 9.95 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42217 3.90 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight RG-316, RG-174 crimp 42217.316 4.10 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight H-155 crimp 42217.155 4.10 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight Ultraflex-10, Ecoflex-10 (not for Ecoflex-10 Heatex!) solder 42083 5.70 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight, TriAlloy coating (CuSnZn3) Ultraflex-10, Ecoflex-10 (not for Ecoflex-10 Heatex!) solder 42083.DELUXE 6.95 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight Ecoflex-10 HEATEX solder 42083.H 6.05 € Buy now
N cable jack, straight Ecoflex-15 solder 42083.15 10.00 € Buy now
N panel mount cable jack RG-316 crimp 42210.316 9.10 € Buy now
N panel mount cable jack H-155 crimp 42210.155 9.10 € Buy now
N panel mount cable jack 1.37 mm cable crimp 42210.137 9.30 € Buy now

Series TNC

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
TNC plug, straight RG-316 crimp 42402.316 2.60 € Buy now
TNC plug, straight RG-58 crimp 42402 1.70 € Buy now
TNC plug, straight H-155 crimp 42402.155 3.90 € Buy now
Reverse TNC plug, straight RG-58 crimp 42402.REV 4.30 € Buy now
Reverse TNC plug, straight H-155 crimp 42402.155REV 4.50 € Buy now
Reverse TNC plug, straight Aircom+/Ecoflex-10 solder 42093.REV 6.30 € Buy now
TNC-cable jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42419 3.00 € Buy now
Reverse TNC-cable jack, straight RG-58 crimp 42419.REV 5.20 € Buy now
Reverse TNC-cable jack, straight Ultraflex-10, Ecoflex-10, Aircom+ solder 42099.REV 6.60 € Buy now
Reverse TNC panel jack H-155 crimp 42407.155REV 6.30 € Buy now
Reverse TNC panel jack 1.37 mm cable crimp 42407.137REV 8.10 € Buy now
Reverse TNC panel jack RG-316 crimp 42407.316REV 6.30 € Buy now
Reverse TNC/TNC adaptor - - 42890 6.80 € Buy now
Reverse TNC plug/N jack adaptor - - 42801.REV 6.30 € Buy now
TNC plug/ SMA jack adaptor - - 42802 10.00 € Buy now
Reverse TNC plug/ SMA jack adaptor - - 42803 10.00 € Buy now

Miniature connectors for PCMCIA, miniPCI etc.

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
Lucent (MC Card) connector, angled RG-316 crimp 42930 2.49 € Buy now
Lucent 'XXL' (Proxim) Plug, angled RG-316 crimp 42950 3.20 € Buy now
MMCX connector, angled RG-316 crimp 42960 6.20 € Buy now
Reverse MMCX connector, angled RG-316 crimp 42960.REV 6.80 € Buy now
MCX Connector, angled RG-316 crimp 42955 6.20 € Buy now
SSMB Connector, angled (aka SMB Nano) RG-316 crimp 42940 2.49 € Buy now

Series BNC

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
BNC Reverse BNC plug, straight H155 crimp 42075.155REV 5.80 € Buy now

Series SMB

Type for cable Crimp/solder Order No. Price
SMB SMB plug, straight RG-316 crimp 42750 5.50 € Buy now
SMB SMB plug, angled RG-316 crimp 42755 5.50 € Buy now



Coaxial cables



Here you will find coaxial cables used in WLAN environments, of course there are more types available. See here.

To connect your WiFi device to the antenna a coaxial cable is required. These cables always have an impedance of 50Ω. The cable used in TV applications has an impedance of 75Ω and cannot be used for wireless-LAN.

Here are some rough guidelines to select the proper cable:

    Applies to 802.11b and 802.11 g (2.4GHz)
  • Up to 3m you can use RG-58, better is H-155
  • Up to 8m you should use H-155
  • Above 8m you should use Ecoflex-10, Aircom+ or Ecoflex-15, perhaps use Pigtails to adapt to smaller connector systems
More information about cable types can be found in the FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions and in technical basics.

Cable types

  RG-316 RG-58 H-155 Ecoflex-10 Aircom+ Ecoflex-15
Diameter [mm] 2,6 5,0 5,5 10,2 10,3 14,6
Attenuation/100m at 2450MHz [dB] 165 140 48 22 21,5 16
Attenuation/100m at 5450MHz [dB] ~330 ~272 ~93 --- 34,1 ~27
Order No. 40029 40021 40030 40027 40023 40028


Order No. Type Amount Price
40029 RG-316, brown per meter 3.30 € Buy now
40029.SW RG-316, black per meter 3.45 € Buy now
 
40021 RG-58 per meter 0.63 € Buy now
40021.025 RG-58 25m Ring 14.60 € Buy now
40021.050 RG-58 50m Ring 28.00 € Buy now
40021.100 RG-58 100m Ring 54.90 € Buy now
40021.500 RG-58 500m Ring 270.00 € Buy now
 
40030 H-155 per meter 1.20 € Buy now
40030.050 H-155 50m Ring 55.00 € Buy now
40030.100 H-155 100m Ring 100.00 € Buy now
 
40027 Ecoflex-10 per meter 2.95 € Buy now
40027.025 Ecoflex-10 25m Ring 71.50 € Buy now
40027.050 Ecoflex-10 50m Ring 140.00 € Buy now
40027.100 Ecoflex-10 100m Ring 280.00 € Buy now
 
40028 Ecoflex-15 per meter 6.60 € Buy now
40028.025 Ecoflex-15 25m Ring 160.00 € Buy now
40028.050 Ecoflex-15 50m Ring 315.00 € Buy now
40028.100 Ecoflex-15 100m Ring 627.00 € Buy now
 
40023 Aircom+ per meter 3.50 € Buy now
40023.025 Aircom+ 25m Ring 80.00 € Buy now
40023.050 Aircom+ 50m Ring 160.00 € Buy now
40023.100 Aircom+ 100m Ring 313.00 € Buy now




Lightning arrestors



Lightning arrestor should be used with any outdoor antenna, especially when mounted high on the rooftop on a mast. Even lower antennas can be subject to large over voltages in the vicinity of a lightning strike.

Where to mount the lightning protection?

You can install the lightning protection at two places:
Either directly at or below the antenna (if mechanically possible) or at the other end of the antenna cable, close to your WiFi equipment. It is important to have a good grounding system close to the lightning protection, the device must be grounded to work properly. Usually the antenna mast is grounded, so it is most convenient to locate the protection near the antenna and connect it to the mast.
Attention: The ground wire of the 240V AC system is not a suitable ground for such lightning protection. Use the proper ground of the electrical instalaltion in your house. In case of doubt consult a professional electrician!

Please note that the usual lightning protection cannot be directly mounted to some antennas, due to mechanical reasons. The applies for example to GP-2400, PA-13R20 (not PA-13R17, not PA-13R) and some other antennas. Fort these antennas a short N extension is required to get a little bit away from the antenna.

Note: the lightning protection device are nearly watertight but should be additionally protected (as any outdoor connection). Suitable sticky tape is our article number 23065.


Lightning arrestors here.